This 1934 Ford coupe has a little something for everyone. It's a
little bit familiar but isn't a slave to tradition, and packs a
potent 350 cubic inch V8 that makes it more than just pretty. Neat
tricks abound, making this the rod for people who appreciate
innovation and craftsmanship as much as loud engines and
If you squint, you can see an early dry lake racer's profile in this sleek coupe's DNA. Then again, the '34 is a totally fantastic design and they took advantage of its many unique features to create this awesome rod. Up front there's the traditional heart-shaped grille which is still one of the finest designs of the '30s, and it's been raked waaaaay back. Stripping it of its fenders gives it a bare-knuckle look that's very appealing and with the deep purple paint and traditional flame job, it's anything but subtle. Fortunately, this high-impact rod has the build quality to back up the eyeball-searing paint, with great gaps on the suicide-style doors, a deep, shiny finish. The open engine bay shows off the hardware and when you look close you'll find details like the neat little peep mirrors, original '34 door handles, and small taillights outback enhanced by a set of pinstripes. This rod does a lot of things exactly right.
The interior is definitely modern, with aggressive racing bucket seats wrapped in grippy red and black fabric. Matching door panels continue the theme and there's a custom aluminum dash that looks like it belongs in a race car as well. Features include 5-point harnesses, a sunroof, and a full array of gauges from Auto Meter which look right at home in the brushed aluminum instrument panel. You'll dig the pedals, which are hinged on the bottom and have an old-school racer look, along with a spoon-style accelerator that's right out of 1934. The radio is an AM/FM/CD unit that sounds decent, but listening to the stereo isn't exactly what this car is about. And yes, this is a practical rod, too, because there's a good-sized trunk out back that's nicely upholstered and includes both the fuel cell and remote-mounted battery.
The engine is a built 350 cubic inch V8. Being exposed like that means it has to look good as well as go like stink, so they dressed it up with an aluminum accessory drive system, Edelbrock chrome valve covers, and hidden wiring and plumbing wherever possible. Horsepower is enhanced by a big Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and intake, MSD ignition, and a pretty decent cam inside. A big radiator up front keeps things nice and cool and with those headers and side pipes, it sounds like the 1950s all over again. The transmission is a 5-speed manual, so this '34 can cruise effortlessly at highway speeds and actually pulls down decent fuel economy while doing it. The chassis was painted to match the bodywork and was obviously highly detailed when it was built. Today it shows a few signs of use, but things like the 9-inch Ford rear end, 4-wheel disc brakes, and A-arm front suspension all suggest that cruising is what it was built to do. Slick 17- and 20-inch Colorado Custom wheels give it that old-school stance and are wrapped in 255/40/17 front and giant 345/25/20 rear Pirelli radials.
This is another one of those gorgeous rods that couldn't possibly be duplicated for the asking price. If you like the minimalist look, you'll be delighted with the surprises inside. Call today!